On Sunday, 7 May 2023, an article was published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo – reiterated in Nature (12 May 2023) – indicating that “Ubirajara jubatus“ would finally be repatriated to the Museu do Cariri in Brazil On Sunday 4th June 2023, as per the initial discussions between professors Kellner & Frey in February 2021. The final destination was confirmed after dialogues between the Brazilian Ministries of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and of Foreign Affairs, the German Embassy in Brazil, and the Regional University of Cariri (URCA-CE) (MCTI, 16 May 2023). The EAVP warmly welcomes this news. However, it rejects the dearth of transparency in the whole process, and the lack of active involvement of scientists and museum staff – both from Brazil and Germany – in it. The Association firmly opposes this lack of transparency, which has resulted in misleading and conflicting narratives, adding to the uncertainty around a resolution to this issue.
Over the last few years, the EAVP’s ethics committee has carried out research into this process, contacting people in both countries and confirming that palaeontologists and curators have been excluded from most of it. With this statement, the EAVP calls for the active involvement of researchers and museum workers in all future repatriation processes, following the example of protocols already in place at other institutions.
The EAVP Board
EAVP2022 registration open!
Dear members, we are pleased to announce that the registration to the 19th annual Conference of EAVP is open!
Itwill take place is Benevento (Italy) and online from 27th June to 1st July 2022.
Circulars and abstract template are available to download here.
Abstract submission deadline 30th April 2022
We are pleased to announce that the EAVP and the host committee are able toprovide 10 travel grants. You can apply, after registration, here. Deadline 20th April
For more information visit the meeting’s website: https://2022eavp.wixsite.com/eavp2022
EAVP statement on the war in Ukraine
The European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists stands with our Ukrainian colleagues at this difficult time. We are appalled by the loss of life and the destruction of Ukraine’s heritage. The EAVP was itself formed as an action against xenophobic attitudes and behaviours within the scientific community, uniting across former Cold War countries to make vertebrate palaeontological discourse at our meetings as accessible as possible. Science requires mutual respect and trust, thus we roundly condemn states that conduct military incursions into sovereign nations, and express solidarity with our kindred Russian scientists who share this view.
EAVP Research Grant 2021 open
EAVP is happy to announce the call for the EAVP Research Grants is now open. Visit the dedicated webpage for more information and to apply: ERG – EAVP Research Grants
For the 2021 the EAVP is raising the ERG grants up to 1000 Euros. In addition, understanding the difficulties likely to be encountered in using funds for travelling, for this call EAVP will also consider funding proposals focussed on the acquisition of new equipment for lab-based research. The membership requirement for being eligible to apply is reduced to 1 year.
Deadline: 30 Novembre 2021
Decision: 15 December 2021
EAVP2021 (5-9 JULY 2021)-Second Circular
Dear colleagues and friends,
it’s now finally available the second circular (download) of the 2021 EAVP meeting (5-9 July), and the online abstract submission is open!
Deadline for abstract submission is the 30th of April!
You will soon receive information for the registration and payment of the (very reduced) fees.
EAVP2021, Online, Europe. 6-9 JULY 2021
Dear colleagues and friends,
Unfortunatelly, we must postpone (again, sigh) the on-site Benevento event to 2022, as we all hope to be able to travel freely across Europe by then.
However, because we all miss our meeting, the 18th EAVP meeting will be online, from 6th to 9th July 2021, co-organised by several European institutions (Università di Firenze, Università del Sannio, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).
NEXT DEADLINE: Workshop/symposia/roundtable proposal – 28.02.21
You can find the new first circular here or in the dedicated website: https://sites.google.com/view/eavp2021. For further information you can contact the organising committee at email@example.com
“This is the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists. Dear members, please listen closely: racists, fascists and conspiracy theorists are NOT welcome in our association! Let us stand together for Europe and a world in peace. We as scientists have a political mandate, and we should be ready to act. All those who are not willing to accept this are free to leave.”
We would like to encourage other associations of the scientific community to join in with a similarly clear statement.
“In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance” (Karl Popper).
#BlackLivesMatter #BlackInNature #BlackAFinSTEM #BlackandSTEM #antiracism #fossilsareforeveryone
EAVP 2020 postponed to 2021
Dear friends and colleagues,
It’s with great sorrow that we announce that the 2020 EAVP meeting in Benevento is postponed to summer 2021. As you may have noticed we have delayed the registration, hoping to avoid such drastic measure, but this unprecedented pandemic situation and the unpredictable developments, especially in terms of quarantine and travel restrictions, forces us, in agreement with the EAVP board, to postpone the meeting to the next year.
Benevento is happy to welcome you all for the 2021 conference, where we’ll hopefully have a lot of time to share our knowledge and socialize!
Stay safe, healthy and palaeo
The Organizing Committee
Gennaro Santamaria, Simone Foresta, Lorenzo Rook, Raffaele Sardella, Matteo Belvedere, Cristiano Dal Sasso, Ornella Amore, Pasquale Raia
EAVP2020, Benevento, Italy. 29th June – 4th July 2020
Dear members, we are pleased to announce that the 18th annual Conference of EAVP will take place is Benevento (Italy) from 29th June to 4th July 2020.
The long awaited first circular is available to download here
DATES AND DEADLINES
Deadline for workshop/roundtable proposals: 15 February 2020
Second circular, open registration, call for abstracts: 1 March 2020
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 March 2020
Abstract decisions: 30 April 2020
Deadline early bird registration: 20 May 2020
Deadline regular registration: 5 June 2020
Third circular: 27 June 2020
Renewal and registration
We have been improving our registration and membership management system, and we kindly ask you to fill a quick registration form before paying the membership fee.
As decided and communicated during the last General Assembly, only Paypal payments will be accepted.
If you are a new student member you need to upload a copy of your University/College Identification Document directly in the registration form.
Looking forward to meeting you all!!